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Analysis and comments on Because I could not stop for Death -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 42 of 212, added on September 12th, 2005 at 11:08 AM.

I was given this poem for an writing assingment in class in my college Eng.
class, but I remember reading it before. However, I forgot what the poem
was about and now that I have read the comments, I am happy to say, I
understood it the first time I read it again 10 yrs later.

E. Loza from United States
Comment 41 of 212, added on August 31st, 2005 at 8:49 AM.

The image of the tippet only being made of tulle evokes the shawls the
dead were buried in ancient times

sheryl from United States
Comment 40 of 212, added on July 16th, 2005 at 11:02 PM.

Emily's peom are amazing. Even if you think youyr life is so wonderful,
death will still come. It come to everyone in the same manner. No one
truely beats death when it is truely time.

Phy from United States
Comment 39 of 212, added on June 30th, 2005 at 4:44 PM.

It is so amazing to read all these comments. I have to write a paper about
it, but it is so difficult, because this poem casts a shadow on death, love
and life. The difficult thing is to find the right way to look at the
shadows, because when you stand in front of the light, one will only see
his own shadow, instead of the one from the poem. It is strange to read the
poem, because she uses clear words,but the construction of the words are
making it a little complicated. The more you read it, and the more you
think of it, the more you get lost between all these different things in
life that she is mentioning so intensly and yet she is able to leave it
behind and take distance. ( the break between the 3rd and the 4th stanza).
I love this poem because it is the way it is, and because one can reread
it, no matter how old he is, what he experienced or how many times he has
already read it. E.D. is a genius!!!!

Liz from Switzerland
Comment 38 of 212, added on June 28th, 2005 at 8:08 PM.

Because I could not stop for death is saying that overall death is out of
our hands. Its saying that death is inevitable and its eternal.

Kaci from United States
Comment 37 of 212, added on June 24th, 2005 at 11:14 PM.

Marcos I feel what they mean by those words "immortality and eternity" is
that death itself will never die and it will always be your
destiny.Eterenity will be a place your soul will rest forever and the
Horses heads were heading to heaven. But I could be wrong.

Alex M. from United States
Comment 36 of 212, added on June 23rd, 2005 at 7:22 AM.

HEy, i did like this poem, but it was not so clear for me. I am student of
the Literature, English and Portuguese language. I have to do lots of woks
about American Literature.

Does somebody can help me in this questions?
1 - what does the poem mean by the words "immortality" and "eternity" in
the poem?
2 - What is the poet's attitude toward DEATH in the poem? Explain this
through the analysis of each stanza.

If somebody can help me i will be greatfull.

Thanks very much!

Kiss

Marcos from Brazil
Comment 35 of 212, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 3:45 PM.

If you waited any longer for death would he still of came?

Mindy from United States
Comment 34 of 212, added on May 25th, 2005 at 10:41 PM.

At first I never really understood the poem. After maybe the 8th
timereading it, I came to so many different conclusions on how it could be
interpreted that I was just amzed! I love this poem, and 'm doing my ISU
for Enlish on it!!!!!

kristy from Canada
Comment 33 of 212, added on May 22nd, 2005 at 4:08 PM.

Hello. This poem; I did not understand it at first and it's rude that an
8th grader would say that... JIM!Look there's different meanings to
everything, espesially poems and death is out to get all of us, just wait
for it ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

elizabeth from United States

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Information about Because I could not stop for Death --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 712. Because I could not stop for Death --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 10 2002


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